I interrupt my Blogher recap because I must comment on this story. If you recall my post, The Past, I told about how my early puberty affected the rest of my life. On my ride home from work yesterday, I heard NPR's All Things Considered Puberty Comes Earlier for Today's Girls. It totally set my mind ablaze. It was all I could think about as I sat in the tunnel and on the Expressway.
I am happy to see this discussed. I also saw it in the Metro newspaper this morning. I was one of those freaks in grade school who was much taller then the boys, who was wearing a bra in the second grade, got my period at age 8, etc. It sucked, big time. It was freaky back then because no one cared or noticed. The doctors said nothing, that I am aware of. My Mother commented to her friends about my bra size. The boys, well as I have said, would not leave me alone.
I was happy to hear that it is being addressed. How it is discussed in schools and not swept under the carpet as it was almost 30 (UGH!) years ago. If it can help a girl avoid what I went through and the subsequent problems it caused in my life, it makes me happy.
I could not wait to talk about this. I heard the report and it totally brought up the past. It also gave me hope for the future of today's girls.